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Tate Reeves uninjured during car wreck

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Tate Reeves

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was in a automobile accident in Covington County today. “I can confirm that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was involved in a traffic accident today on Highway 49 in Collins,” his spokeswoman Laura Hipp said. “Lt. Gov. Reeves was a passenger in a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle and neither he nor his […] [...]

ROSS REILY: Bryant should make change and quit shirking responsibility

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

People keep telling me that I am bald. What’s the deal? Why can’t they accentuate the positives? I have hair, just not all over my head. That is kind of what I feel like Gov. Phil Bryant was saying when he was talking to business people in Southaven this week. “Accentuate the positives while accepting […] [...]

ROSS REILY: Educating our youth shouldn’t be about scoring political points

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Tate Reeves

Helping one of my daughters recently with a book report, I am reminded about what public education should be all about — a proper education for all. The trailblazing Clara Barton, who my daughter has been reading about, had no political motives when she petitioned local leaders in Bordentown, New Jersey about establishing a free […] [...]

Chaney: Affordable Health Care Act for business not bad at all

The phase-in of the highly controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues in 2015 as businesses make plans to comply with the provisions of the act — or pay the consequences. “It is important for businesses to prepare for this upcoming change,” said Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.  “I would suggest seeking assistance […] [...]

Indictment: Prison boss Chris Epps took bribes for contracts

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, who resigned abruptly this week, has been charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a Rankin County businessman connected to several private prison companies. Epps is accused of receiving more than $700,000 from 2008 to 2014. The 49-count federal indictment, unsealed Thursday in U.S. […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer joins forces with Alabama-based engineering firm

by Published: November 4,2014

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JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is joining forces with Almon Associates of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to form a larger, more versatile engineering and planning firm to better serve clients throughout Alabama. Almon Associates was founded in 1956 in Tuscaloosa. “I am so pleased to announce that Almon Associates has joined with Neel-Schaffer,” said Hibbett Neel, Neel-Schaffer’s President and CEO. […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: Beyond networking … all the way to new business

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

  I’ve been attending networking clubs and networking meetings for the better part of 25 years. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Business Networking International event with Chapter Lucky 62 in New York City as a guest. I wanted to give a short talk on networking strategies, but it seems as though the […] [...]

ROSS REILY: EPA should have historical background of Delta

  If you first listen to environmentalists and the Environmental Protection Agency as to why they are opposed to the Yazoo Backwater project, they make a pretty compelling argument. The EPA has said the project would have incurred “unacceptable damage to these valuable resources that are used for wildlife, economic and recreational purposes.” In an […] [...]

Jackson airport has copies of latest Sports Illustrated

by Published: October 16,2014

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  Hudson News and Gifts has copies of the latest Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Mississippi State University on the cover available for sale to the public. Copies of this week’s magazine and the issue from last week featuring Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both available in the main Hudson News and Gifts store in […] [...]

MDOT names Kent Hailey of Macon as area an superintendent

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently named Kent Hailey of Macon as area superintendent. In his new role as area superintendent, Kent will provide managerial and supervisory support for all highway maintenance operations within Leake, Noxubee, Neshoba and Kemper counties. Kent graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in general business. […] [...]

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